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Joel Dreibelbis

Principal Lecturer

School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

585-475-6409
Office Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 am to 11:50 am in GOS-2254. Additionally, Fridays in Zoom upon request from 9 am to 9:50 am.
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Joel Dreibelbis

Principal Lecturer

School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MA, Ph.D., University of Rochester

585-475-6409

Currently Teaching

MATH-190
3 Credits
This course introduces students to ideas and techniques from discrete mathematics that are widely used in Computer Science. Students will learn about the fundamentals of propositional and predicate calculus, set theory, relations, recursive structures and counting. This course will help increase students’ mathematical sophistication and their ability to handle abstract problems.
MATH-181A
4 Credits
This is the first in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. The course includes the same topics as MATH-181, but the focus of the workshop component is different. Whereas workshops attached to 181 emphasize concept development and real-world applications, the workshops of MATH-181A emphasize skill development and provide just-in-time review of precalculus material as needed. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
MATH-182
4 Credits
This is the second in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers techniques of integration including integration by parts, partial fractions, improper integrals, applications of integration, representing functions by infinite series, convergence and divergence of series, parametric curves, and polar coordinates.
MATH-131
4 Credits
This course is an introduction to the topics of discrete mathematics, including number systems, sets and logic, relations, combinatorial methods, graph theory, regular sets, vectors, and matrices.
MATH-172
3 Credits
This is the second course in three-course sequence (COS-MATH-171, -172, -173). The course includes Riemann sums, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques of integration, and applications of the definite integral. The techniques of integration include substitution and integration by parts. The applications of the definite integral include areas between curves, and the calculation of volume.